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Upcoming funding opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced as much as $500,000 in funding for the Women Apprenticeship and Non-Traditional Occupations technical assistance grant program. This project aims to improve outreach, recruitment, training, employment and retention of women, women of color, and women with disabilities in apprenticeships and nontraditional occupations. Four awards ranging from $250,000 to $500,000 will be made.
Deadline: Aug. 23, 2017.

The U.S. Department of Education's Promise Neighborhood program aims to improve the academic and developmental outcomes of children living in the most distressed communities in the U.S. Activities that support postsecondary and work-readiness, which may include job training, internship opportunities, and career counseling. Seven awards of as much as $6 million over 5 years will be awarded. 
Letters of intent due: Aug. 21, 2017. Proposals due: Sept. 5, 2017.

The National Science Foundation seeks proposals that will help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in the following areas: STEM learning, STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM.The emphasis is on the accumulation of evidence to inform efforts to understand, build a theory to explain and suggest interventions to address persistent challenges in STEM interest, education, and participation. Sixty-four awards of as much as $2.5 million over five years will be made.
Deadline: Sept. 14, 2017.

About Partner4Work

Nationally recognized for innovation, Partner4Work delivers workforce solutions for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to ensure the current and future needs of businesses and job seekers are met. As stewards of more than $20 million in public and private workforce funds, Partner4Work oversees and funds workforce programs for adults, dislocated workers and youth; educates the community through robust labor market analytics; and implements innovative solutions to the region's systemic workforce challenges. Partner4Work bridges the gap between people looking for work and companies in need of talent. More information is available at www.partner4work.org.